To prepare their payment campaigns it is very often requested by Business Central customers in France to have in the ERP a stream of approvals to lock and unlock the payment status of a purchase invoice already registered in general ledger.

This implies that by default any purchase invoice is posted in G/L with a value filled in the "On hold" field of the vendor ledger entry and that the invoice is blocked for payment.

When the invoice is posted, a "good to pay" approval request is automatically sent to a group of approvers with multiple levels of approvals.

Approvals flow could be scheduled by using global dimensions for identifying for example the relevant approvers users group related to a particular cost center or profit center

Approvers can approve, reject, delegate approval requests as for other existing approval streams.

An email notification must be possible for each action taken.

thresholds for amounts per approver must also be operational.

Finally, if the last approval in approval chain is validated then the vendor ledger entry is unlocked and released for payment and applying ledger entry is available the "pending" field is empty.
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Thank you for this suggestion! Currently this is not on our roadmap. We are tracking this idea and if it gathers more votes and comments we will consider it in the future.

Best regards,
Business Central Team